Build Your Own Wood Fired Oven: From the Earth, Brick or New Materials

Build Your Own Wood Fired Oven: From the Earth, Brick or New Materials


By (author) Alan Watt

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  • Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 239mm x 18mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Dural, NSW
  • ISBN 10: 1921719028
  • ISBN 13: 9781921719028
  • Illustrations note: 100 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 47,844

Product description

For 20 years, author Alan Watt was head of the Ceramics Department of the National Institute of Arts at the Australian National University. Since retiring, he has conducted numerous weekend workshops showing people how to build wood-fired ovens. And now, Watt has written this book - a treasure trove of guidance, based on years of practical and personal experience - to show how to build the "must have" accessory for the backyard chef. Illustrated with many excellent photographs and line drawings, the book explains the historical development of ovens, along with the physics and basic principles of oven design. It contains sections on oven bases and different types of ovens, ranging from low tech to high tech, as well as the traditional brick dome oven. The book also includes discussions on chimneys and dampers, casting a chimney, and doors and doorways. The appendixes illustrate how to cast an arch, forming a brick arch without traditional formwork, and casting a chimney base. Some wonderful recipes are also included.

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Table of contents

1938-1959, Childhood and first forays into motor sport; 1960-1963, Starting racing and cutting rallying teeth; 1964-1969, Rallying success, marriage and touring car racing; 1970-1975, Escort Mexicos, Production Saloons and a works drive; 1976-1979, More touring car racing and more versatility; 1980-1985,The Colt era and a return to one-make racing; 1986-1990, Renaults, Hondas and Porsches; 1991-1995, Long-distance racing and an introduction to histories; 1996-2000, Establishing a new reputation; 2001-2007,A golden era in historic racing; The top 10 cars; The top 10 races; 'Whizzo' on other drivers; 'Whizzo' on the British Racing Drivers' Club; 1960s summary; 1970s summary; 1980s summary; 1990s summary; 2000s summary; The Goodwood record..